Friday, September 30, 2016

Ruffino Rising

I snapped this on the water a few days ago of Michael Angelo Ruffino,
as he trained to defend his silver medal from last year,
and hopefully claim a gold medal this year.

In his poetic words:
He was "training to crush men's dreams of glory"

This October 22nd and 23rd are going to be the highlight of my year.
I cannot wait for the US Gondola Nationals.
I love the friendship, the fellowship,
the camaraderie with the only folks who really get what I do.
I love the competition, as well as the anticipation of it.

Of course I'm looking forward to the four-man event,
but while I don't plan on racing in the solo distance regatta,
I think it's the one I most look forward to watching this year.

Let's see just how much whoop-ass Signor Ruffino can unleash.


To read more about Mr. Ruffino, check out the post
Ruffino - From Cage to Rage

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